Transcontinental Hotel, Farina by Tim Coleman
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The fireplace in one of the front rooms of the old Transcontinental Hotel at Farina. It was later converted into the Farina Hospital, but due to the small population of the town, was operated by the District and Bush Nursing Society of South Australia as a “Cottage Hostel”, though only intermittently due to the difficulty of attracting doctors and/or nurses to the small isolated town.

This remnant is one of several ruins, or part(s) of ruins, that are all that remains of the former town of Farina on the historic Old Ghan (Railway) Line which used to link Adelaide and Alice Springs.

SA, Australia.

Canon EOS450D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5.

500 viewings to 30 Aug 2013.

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Tim is from Australia and has a keen interest in the spectacular Created world. This interest in “the Great Outdoors” combines with an interest in photography as he seeks to record the majesty, beauty and/or uniqueness of places visited in a way that will also be memorable to his audience.

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  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 9th Oct, 2012 …..Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • Thank you kindly Shirley, Jean & Rene!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Sherry Hallemeier
    Sherry Hallemeierabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful colors and capture! Congratulations on the feature! -Sherry

  • Thank you very much Sherry!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 2 years ago


    Wonderful image, well done!

    Click HERE to view this weeks features up large.

    Bevlea & Melissa
    14th October 2012

  • Thank you very much Bevlea!

    – Tim Coleman

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Mandy.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryabout 2 years ago

    A great shot Tim. It brings back memories of when I last visited Farina, 55 years ago. It is now on my bucket list to revisit.

  • Thanks Ian. Wow, I’m sure it would look very different now than it did 55 years ago – I’m not sure whether to encourage you to go back or discourage it! I imagine it could be even more saddening for you to see the town in ruins having seen it while still inhabited.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 2 years ago

    NICE!! I would love for you to share this image and others like it with my group Time Worn
    host..Sheryl Langston

  • Thanks Sheryl, I just added it.

    – Tim Coleman

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Thanks John.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

    Feature Page

  • Thank you very much Sheryl!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.over 1 year ago

    Excellent work!

    March 19, 2013

  • Thank you kindly Nicole!

    – Tim Coleman

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations, 29th May, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

    Perhaps you might take time to leave a comment HERE

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